In a world that prides double-booked schedules over downtime with family, it’s no wonder fast food restaurants have made such a profit. Since the 1960s, the United States has seen a massive priority shift from family-friendly meals to time-crunching jobs that impede on our ability to be with family and talk over a decent and healthy meal.
So, in an attempt to combat the busy schedules and squeeze as much time in with their families as possible, parents began bringing home dinners they did not have to cook themselves.
But, those are not the only issues plaguing families today. Some families see shifts in their internal dynamic: sometimes both parents acquire jobs, more children are added to the fold, or divorce reigns down on a marriage. Sometimes a stay-at-home mother becomes overwhelmed with her day and prioritizes self-care over the care of her family, and all of these instances see relations back to one familiar emotion: guilt.
Busy people with busy schedules who are trying to provide for themselves and their family somehow begin to believe they have failed their families in a way they can’t put their finger on. Even so, the guilt is still there, and it is hard to abolish.
Well, no more! These two-ingredient crockpot recipes can be dumped into that precious kitchen implement and turned on for a few hours, giving the head chef a piece of mind when it comes to the well-being of their family as well as what they are putting in their bodies.
Say sayonara to fast food dinners and hello to tabletop family meals! Plus, you won’t be spending back-breaking hours standing over a sink while rinsing out pot after pot. Cooking these recipes in a crockpot cuts the number of necessary dishes in half.
1. Green Verde Salsa Chicken
2. Luscious Mexican Chicken
3. Spicy Salsa Chicken
4. Sweet ‘N Juicy Meatballs
5. Glorious Slow-Cooked Roast
6. Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich Filling
7. Tangy Teriyaki Chicken
8. Classic Creamy Mushroom Chicken Thighs
9. Tender Chipotle Pulled Pork
10. Fall-Apart Slow-Cooked Teriyaki Tilapia
11. Vibrant Cranberry Chicken
12. Tangy Italian Chicken
13. Finger Lickin’ Country-Style Ribs
— Jody Allen (@JodyAllen_SAHM) April 15, 2015
The great thing about these recipes is that the meats can be exchanged for any meat you wish. Ever wanted to know what Green Verde Tilapia tastes like? No problem! Want some Cranberry Pulled Pork? You can do it!
The combinations are endless when you begin combining the meats and sauces into different combinations.
Do you know of any more dream-worthy recipes? Share them below!
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